The Poetry Africa Schools Competition is Open for Submissions

Poetry Potion | September 10th, 2014 | poetry seen | No Comments

Are you in high school, love poetry, write poetry? Well, you have a chance to share your work on the Poetry Africa stage.

Now in its 18th year, Poetry Africa remains committed to nurturing a culture of reading and writing poetry amongst the youth.

Primary and High school learners are invited to submit no more than two (2) poems, with the maximum lengths of one (1) A4 page per poem. Poems that are longer than one page will not be considered. Learners can submit poems in English, Zulu or Afrikaans on any topic they like.

Poems must either be submitted by hand to the Centre for Creative Arts (Howard College Campus, UKZN), by email to [email protected] or by fax to (031) 260 3074 by 19 September 2014.

Winners will read their poems on the main stage of the Poetry Africa festival on the evening of 17 October. Prizes will be awarded by Adams Booksellers and the Centre for Creative Arts (UKZN).

This competition is run with principal funding from the City of Durban and the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Arts and Culture.

Poetry Africa is organised by The Centre for Creative Arts (University of KwaZulu-Natal), the 18th Poetry Africa is funded by the City of Durban and the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Arts and Culture, Goethe Institut and the French Insitute of South Africa. The Centre for Creative Arts is housed in the College of Humanities at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and is a special project of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Cheryl Potgieter.

For more details about this year’s Poetry Africa, visit or call (031) 260 2506.

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